Monday, November 1, 2010
The Blog Debut Party
Okay first of all thank you to everyone who came to the party!!!! It was sooo super fun.
There were three dishes featured at the best food blog party of all time. First was an old family recipe. Grandma Wells's Pumpkin Bread.
I decided since it was Halloween I would make the bread look kind of scary... you know... the guts falling out and everything...
Just kidding. I actually totally failed with the bread. I broke the cardinal rule--trying to bake two things at once. You just can't break that rule. Don't do it. Even if you're running out of time... it's not fun to pull out a beautiful-looking loaf of bread only to have it fall apart in the middle. BUT IT STILL TASTED AMAZING!!!
Grandma Wells's Pumpkin Bread
3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 med. can pumpkin
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. Bake in either a bundt pan or two loaf pans, greased & floured, for 1 hour at 350 degrees F. HINT... don't cook both loaves together :)
See how excited Kyle is about this food? That's because he's just eaten about 50 of these world-famous (okay maybe not WORLD famous, but famous nonetheless) rice krispie treats. My mom got this recipe from a lady at my church, and we've never been able to go back to normal rice krispie treats again. Just use this recipe sparingly--I'm pretty sure it's a heart attack waiting to happen.
Royal Rice Krispie Treats
1 lb. butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 lb. bag marshmallows
15-16 cups rice krispies
Pour the rice krispies into a large bowl (make sure there is extra room to stir in the marshmallow mixture later). Prepare two cookie sheets by spraying them with non-stick cooking spray. Combine the butter, sugar, and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, and let boil until the mixture begins to look like caramel. Remove from heat, and add the marshmallows. Add food coloring now too, if you want them to be a certain color (I made mine orange!). Pour the marshmallow mixture over the rice krispies and stir until they are all coated. Divide half of the rice krispie mixture into each cookie sheet, and use baking-spray covered hands to spread the rice krispies to fill out the sheets. Let harden (or not) and enjoy!!!
Now for the butterbeer. I was actually most excited about this recipe... but kind of disappointed with it in the end. I can't take credit for this recipe at all, but I will post the link in case anyone wants to try it. It was still good (especially the homemade butterscotch sauce), but not quite how I pictured it in my Harry Potter imagination-world.
And as a surprise, one of my roommate's friends stopped by to show her her Halloween creation, which I HAD to get a picture of.
Aren't these little mummies adorable? They are actually made of meatloaf, covered with cheese, with little olive eyes. So creative. Love it.
Thanks to everyone again who came!!! Sorry my camera died so I couldn't get pictures of everyone... but I love you all and can't wait til the next food blog party!